Virginia schools closed for the rest of the academic year

School divisions will be left to make distance learning decisions

Virginia will keep schools closed through the rest of the school year, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday afternoon. 

Most area schools had previously announced they would be closed through Easter due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Northam said Monday school division leaders will decide how students will learn through the rest of the school year.

On Tuesday, the state’s Department of Education will issue guidance to help school divisions work through…